A coastal location known for its expansive beaches and prehistoric fossils alike and twinned with a suitably similar town in Bermuda (save perhaps, the weather). You might just love it.
Located in Dorset, on the south coast of the UK, it is obviously easier to get to from London than say, Manchester. From London it is easy enough to take a route following the M3 to Southampton then the M27/A31/A35 west to Lyme Regis. If you do however choose to travel from further afield there is a train which travels from Waterloo, so a train could be taken from London if you can get yourself to Waterloo station.
It’s uncommon to travel to Lyme Regis without visiting the beach, which is empty for most of the year, but can become quite busy in peak season (July and August). The coast is of great historical significance, especially to archaeologists and natural historians who scour the beach searching for fossils and old rocks that tell a tale of prehistoric life in West Dorset (the kind of thing you see on Coast). But there’s no need for you to get stuck in with the fossils if you don’t want to, and if you’re very lucky, you may even catch a sunny day to lie on the beach in your swimsuit.
If you like sea life, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium could provide a good day out for you, as it features hundreds of strange fish, starfish and even a mullet lagoon!
For places to eat, The Whole Hog is a favourite amongst locals, serving their signature baps filled with all manner of pork related foodstuffs. A great quality vegetarian restaurant, Tierra Kitchen is also popular with food that has “a Spanish, French and North African influence”.